The reborn Queens Museum, which recently dropped "of Art" from its name, celebrated its newly expanded digs today with a ribbon cutting ceremony in advance of next week's public opening. Grimshaw Architects led the $69 million renovation, which doubled the size of the institution and created a new, 48-foot tall atrium entrance that replaces an old ice rink. The new airy space has what the Journal calls "a hanging frosted-glass 'lampshade'" below a large skylight, and walls of windows frame the iconic Unisphere in the adjacent Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In addition to studio space for artists residencies and new exhibition space, including a a 100-foot-by-40-foot curved wall, the museum will hold a cafe terrace and a new 5,000-square-foot public library. The goal is to not only draw people in with art exhibits, but get them to stay to take a class or read a book. The library won't open until 2015, but the museum starts welcoming visitors on November 9.